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Slave Narrative of George Thompson

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Interviewer: William R. Mays Person Interviewed: George Thompson Location: Franklin, Indiana Place of Birth: Monroe County, Kentucky Date of Birth: Oct. 8, 1854 Place of Residence: 651 North Young St., Franklin, Indiana William R. Mays Dist. No. 4 Johnson Co. Aug. 2, 1937 SLAVERY DAYS OF GEORGE THOMPSON My name is George Thompson, I was born in Monroe County, Kentucky near the Cumberland river Oct. 8, 1854, on the Manfred Furgeson plantation, who owned about 50 slaves. Mister Furgerson [TR: before, Furgeson] was a preacher and had three daughters and was kind to his slaves. I was quite a small boy when our family, which included an older sister, was sold to Ed. Thompson in Medcalf Co. Kentucky, who owned about 50 other slaves, and as was the custom then we was given the name of our new master, “Thompson”. I was hardly twelve years old when slavery was abolished, yet I can remember at this late date most of the happenings as they existed at that time. I was so young and unexperienced when freed I remained on the Thompson plantation for four years after the war and worked for my board and clothes as coach boy and any other odd jobs around the plantation. I have no education, I can neither read nor write,...

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Slave Narrative of Edd Shirley

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Interviewer: Lenneth Jones Person Interviewed: Edd Shirley Location: Kentucky Age: 97 Occupation:  Janitor Monroe County. Folklore. (Lenneth Jones-242) [HW: Essay] Uncle Edd Shirley (97): Janitor at Tompkinsville Drug Co. and Hospital, Tompkinsville, Ky. [TR: Information moved from bottom of page.] Slaves: I am 97 years old and am still working as janitor and support my family. My father was a white man and my mother was a colored lady. I was owned three different times, or rather was sold to three different families. I was first owned by the Waldens; then I was sold to a man by the name of Jackson, of Glasgow, Kentucky. Then my father, of this county, bought me. I have had many slave experiences. Some slaves were treated good, and some were treated awful bad by the white people; but most of them were treated good if they would do what their master told them to do. I onced saw a light colored gal tied to the rafters of a barn, and her master whipped her until blood ran down her back and made a large pool on the ground. And I have seen negro men tied to stakes drove in the ground and whipped because they would not mind their master; but most white folks were better to their slaves and...

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Biography of Judge W. B. Flippin

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now JUDGE W. B. FLIPPIN. It is a pleasure to describe a man of unusual personal merit-the possessor of a combination of gifts so rare, so varied and so comprehensive that happiness and success in business were bound to follow the application of his qualities to the solution of almost any problem of life. It has been said, and truly said, that “some men are born great, some have greatness thrust upon them and some achieve greatness,” and to this last most important class belongs the subject of this sketch, Judge W. B. Flippin, who was born in Monroe County, Kentucky, September 4, 1817, the elder of two sons born to Thomas H. and Elizabeth (Baugh) Flippin, the former of whom was a Kentuckian and a son of Thomas Flippin who was a soldier of the Revolution, serving the Colonial cause as a scout, in which capacity he made a name for himself. He removed to Kentucky about 1800 and became a well-to-do farmer of Monroe County, his home being near Pikeville. Four of his sons were soldiers in the War of 1812. Thomas H. Flippin grew to manhood on Kentucky soil and about 1825 moved to Tennessee, and in 1837 to Arkansas, his death occurring in Marion County of this State in 1856, his widow surviving...

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Biography of John Thomas Bartley

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now John Thomas Bartley has spent many years in Kansas and the Southwestern country and his business had been chiefly ranching on a large scale, either as manager for others or for himself. He now looks after a large farm at Fostoria in Pottawatomie County and had been a fine factor in the founding and upbuilding of that comparatively new village of Kansas. The home of the Bartleys for several generations had been Monroe County, Kentucky, where John Thomas was born March 7, 1865. His great-grandfather, Thomas Bartley, was born in Ireland in 1760. He came to this country a young, unmarried man and was one of the pioneers of Monroe County, Kentucky, where he died about 1842. He married Maggie Sumner, who was born in Kentucky in 1763, a date which identifies her family with the early era in the West, her father having been a contemporary of Daniel Boone. She died in Monroe County, Kentucky, in 1849. William Bartley, grandfather of John Thomas, was born in Monroe County, Kentucky, and spent his life there as a farmer. He married Martha Simpson, also a native of Monroe County, where she died. A record of their children is as follows: James, a farmer who died in Monroe County; Simpson, a farmer who spent his life in Monroe...

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Biography of Thomas J. Ellis, Sr.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Since 1882 Thomas J. Ellis, Sr., has been a resident of Oklahoma, coming here in territorial days, and after many years of active connection with farming and mercantile interests he is now living retired at Ochelata at the age of seventy-nine years, having accumulated a substantial competence through the capable management of his business interests. He was born in Vernon, Kentucky, January 25, 1842, of the marriage of Thomas and Susan (Wadzle) Ellis, the former a native of North Carolina, while the latter was also a native of the Blue Grass state. Mr. Ellis acquired his education in the public schools of Kentucky and in 1877, when thirty-five years of age, went to Springfield, Missouri, but left that city in the same year and went to Chautauqua County, Kansas, where he engaged in farming and stock raising until 1882. He then came to Indian Territory, at first locating on Cotton creek, in the vicinity of Caney, Kansas. From there he removed to Bartlesville, where he leased a large ranch, on which he raised live stock, continuing to cultivate that place for six years. On the expiration of that period he took up his residence on a tract of land southeast of Bartlesville, on the Caney River, devoting his energies to the improvement and development of that...

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Monroe County, Kentucky Census Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 1790 Monroe County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Monroe County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Monroe County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Monroe County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1820 Monroe County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Doug Moore’s Genealogy Menu 1820 Census – Census Order 1820 Census – Alphabetical Order Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Monroe County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1830 Monroe County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Doug Moore’s Genealogy Menu Census Order Alphabetical Order Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Monroe County, Kentucky Census Records Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1840 Monroe County, Kentucky Census Images $ Hosted at Doug Moore’s Genealogy Menu Census Order Alphabetical...

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Monroe County, Kentucky Cemetery Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Monroe County Monroe County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Monroe County USGenWeb Archives Project Belcher Cemetery Ebenezer Cemetery Ford Cemetery Page Cemetery Monroe County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Monroe County, Kentucky KYGenWeb Monroe County Cemetery Locations Old Mulkey Cemetery Tombstones, Images Bailey Cemetery Beaumont Cemetery Flippin Cemetery Hestand Cemetery Mill Creek Cemetery Summer Shade Cemetery White Cemetery Monroe County, Kentucky Cemetery Records Hosted at Interment.net Compton Cemetery...

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